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  • 2019 State Budget Indonesia: Realistic & Rising Focus on Social Spending

    2019 State Budget Indonesia: Realistic & Rising Focus on Social Spending

    There are a couple of interesting points when studying the government's proposed 2019 State Budget (that was unveiled by Indonesian President Joko Widodo on 16 August 2018). Firstly, and this is a usual phenomenon when legislative and presidential elections are around the corner, the proposed budget is characterized by a high degree of "populism". Secondly, the macroeconomic assumptions of the government seem much more realistic than usual.

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  • Indef Sees Room for Household Consumption Growth in Q1-2018

    Indef Sees Room for Household Consumption Growth in Q1-2018

    The emergence of a money flow in the context of the government's Family Hope Program (in Indonesian: Program Keluarga Harapan, or PKH), a cash transfer program for the nation's poorest households, is hoped to boost household consumption in Indonesia in 2018. In February 2018 the first phase of this year's PKH program will be conducted.

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  • Poverty Rate Indonesia Falls to Historic Low, Inequality Eases

    Poverty Rate Indonesia Falls to Historic Low, Inequality Eases

    According to the latest data from Indonesia’s Central Statistics Agency (BPS), poverty in Indonesia has fallen to a historic low. BPS provides an update on the country’s poverty statistics twice per year, covering the state of poverty in the months of March and September. On 16 July 2018 the agency, which is a non-ministerial government institution, released the March 2018 data. And these data showed a welcome surprise.

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